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I read a post by billgncs in his blog bwthoughts entitled “life changers”

Life changer: I took it as someone – other than family – who touches us with profound and positive consequences. That post by Bill, helped dig up a long forgotten page of my life. I shared it with him and would like to share it here. This is what I said:


I always secured high grades in school but also hung out with the neighbourhood gang. Yeah, figure that out.

Walking past a coffee shop one day, a man beckoned to join him for a cuppa. I soon learnt he was a cop in plainclothes. He had a dossier on the gang, including me. The cops were going to bust the gang and he gave me a heads up on account of my school grades. He spent about half an hour laying out the two futures I had – one led straight to the slammer. Head strong and belligerent as I was, something struck.

Thanks to him, I think I took the right fork in the road. He was my life changer – 40 years later, I still remember his name.


I never did speak about this for many years until I first shared it with my girlfriend, Lisa, now my wife of 32 years.

Many years later, another angel touched me. You can read the short post here > Remove One Straw.

I would love to hear you share your story – about how an angel touched you.

Don’t be shy, come on – you know the commenters here are all kind and considerate souls.

We need to hear uplifting stories – we need to hear yours 😀

************ Peace ************

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